Today is Valentine's Day. And today is Ash Wednesday. And I think there's something beautiful about the two falling on the same day, because as we begin to prepare our hearts to celebrate the Resurrected King, we're reminded that it's the greatest love story ever told. A Groom loved His bride so much, He gave His life for her. And then, He rose again, so they could spend eternity together.
Personally, I think there's value in acknowledging the Lenten season even if you aren't Catholic. As someone who doesn't fast often, this season gives me an opportunity to reset my focus, to set aside preferences in favour of worship, and to remember that the Lord has brought me out of my wilderness. And I'm 40 days, I will celebrate not just His sacrifice, but His everlasting life. I mean, can you think of a greater romance?
Wherever our hearts are this Valentine's Day, let's set our sights on a better love story, and let's begin to prepare our hearts for the best part.